eStravenka

All meal vouchers in one card.
eStravenka is a payment card which replaces paper meal vouchers.

Easy administration

No more handing out meal vouchers by the HR department. Plus, you can set everything up easily and online.

Pay raise

The meal voucher contribution increases net salary and no social security and health insurance are paid out of it.

Exact payments

No more making up meal vouchers with cash. You can pay the exact price of your purchase with eStravenka.

100% online

The employer manages the cards online. The employee can view their balance on the web site and in the application.

Easy and fast search for shops and restaurants

Find out where you can use your eStravenka.

Restaurant locator

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Compare 2 options Increase of employees‘ salary/month
for employees
21 meal vouchers/month
worth
The employer will pay in a month:
The employer will pay in a month: 103 950 103 950
The insurance paid by the employer in a month:
The insurance paid by the employer in a month: 35 135 0 Kč
The total paid by the employer in a month:
The total paid by the employer in a month: 139 085 103 950
The employer will save per year:
The employer will save per year: 0 Kč 421 621
The employee’s annual income will increase by:
The employee’s annual income will increase by: 18 462 24 948

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The calculation is set at 55% of the employer’s share in a meal voucher value and anticipates 21 business days in a month.

The optimal nominal value of a meal voucher for 2022 is CZK 150.

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    Frequently asked questions

    eStravenka has sound support in the existing legislation.

    Labor Code no. 262/2006 Coll., as amended. The employer is obliged to ensure catering to all employees in all shifts; the employer does not have this obligation towards the employees sent on business trips. Income Tax Act no. 586/1992 Coll., as amended. The expenses (costs) related to the achievement, assurance and preservation of income also represent the expenses (costs) related to employment and social conditions, health care and an increased rest period of employees spent in the operation of one’s own catering facility, except for the value of foodstuff, or the contributions to catering provided through other entities and rendered up to 55 % of the price of one meal per shift, but no more than 70% of the meal allowance defined for employees under Section 6 ss. 7 par. a) of the ITA for business trips of 5 to 12 hours. The value of meals provided as non-monetary performance by the employer to employees for consumption at the workplace or as part of the company catering provided through other entities is exempt from employee’s income tax (Section 6 ss. 9 par. b of the ITA).

    The payment with eStravenka can be declined for several reasons.

    1. The card is blocked. The cardholder can verify the balance in his/her personal account.
    2. The card has not been activated. The cardholder has not picked up his/her PIN yet to activate the card.
    3. The card has expired. The cardholder must request his/her employer to renew the card.
    4. There are not enough credits on the card to pay for the purchase.
    5. The cardholder has exceeded the daily limit of CZK 800.
    6. A partner changed their payment terminal but failed to send the new merchant number. Please inform us about this fact.

    To use Apple Pay you need:

    – a mobile device (iPhone, iWatch or iPad) with iOS (a wireless technology allowing contactless data transmission over short distances)
    – an active eStravenka card issued by Up ČR
    – open the Wallet app on your phone device
    – accept the Terms of the Use of Up ČR Payment Cards
    – you recieve a confirmation code message on your mobile device or on your e-mail address, that you input in your Můj Up account

    To use Google Pay you need:

    – a mobile device (a smart phone or tablet) with NFC technology (a wireless technology allowing contactless data transmission over short distances)
    – Android 5.0 or higher (the application may request a change of NFC payment settings when adding a card)
    – an active eStravenka card issued by Up ČR
    – Google Pay application downloaded on your mobile device
    – accept the Terms of the Use of Up ČR Payment Cards. As part of Google Pay service, official agreements and terms of service provisioning are displayed when adding a card to Google Pay service.

    You can continuously recharge your eStravenka cards online to a selected nominal value differing by CZK 1, which can be changed. The card is issued in the employee’s name and may bear your logo. It is valid for 5 years and the daily limit is CZK 800.

    Would you like to learn more? Download the document.

      Introduction of eStravenka | an Employer 1 MB Download  
      Introduction of eStravenka | an Employee 1 MB Download  
      Introduction of eStravenka | a Partner 1 MB Download  
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